McNally Smith College of Music (Closed 2020)

19 Exchange Street East
Saint Paul, MN 55101
  • McNally Smith College of Music is dedicated to providing education of the highest quality based upon contemporary and enduring artistic values, promoting individual expression and growth, and creating a supportive environment that serves the needs of a diverse and changing society.

School Highlights

McNally Smith College of Music served 518 students (78% of students were full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 was lower than the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment was 22% of the student body (majority Black), which was less than the state average of 32%.

School Overview

McNally Smith College of Music
(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private, for profit
Public
Total Faculty
62 staff
153 staff
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Student Body

Total Enrollment
518 students
2,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
16:1
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# Full-Time Students
404 students
1,092 students
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# Part-Time Students
114 students
1,424 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
556 students
309 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
385 students
1,058 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
19 students
52 students
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MN All Graduation Breakdown
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
1,424 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
116 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
2%
6%
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% Hispanic
1%
7%
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% Black
8%
9%
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% White
78%
68%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
6%
1%
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% Unknown races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.38
0.52
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
32%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.97%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,800
$36,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Private State Tuition Fees
$25,210
$16,754
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
80%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$25,500
$13,775
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,500
$7,253
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Acceptance Rate
65%
92%
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SAT Reading
n/a
625
SAT Math
n/a
600
SAT Writing
n/a
565
ACT Composite
n/a
24
ACT English
n/a
24
ACT Math
n/a
23
ACT Writing
n/a
8
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Founded by Jack McNally and Doug Smith in 1985, at McNally Smith College of Music, you'll explore your passion for music at a top music college with a unique hands-on curriculum that immerses you in today's technology, nurtures your vision and develops your talents. A music college where you can study music business, composition, audio recording, production and live sound, hip hop studies, popular music performance with your instrument of choice--guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, voice, brass, woodwinds, or strings. The McNally Smith College of Music (formerly Musictech) campus in St. Paul, Minnesota, was designed from the ground up as a state-of-the-art music school. With twelve recording studios including SSL rooms, digital 5.1 surround control rooms, Pro Tools labs, and a 300-seat concert hall with a 20,000 watt Midas/EV sound system, dozens of custom designed classrooms and sophisticated digital video production workshops, the campus is an exclusive and uniquely functional facility. The Degree and Diploma Program course offered at the college includes Bachelor of Music in Performance, Bachelor of Arts in Music (Emphasis: Music Business), Bachelors of Science Degree in Music (Emphasis: Music Production) Associate of Fine Arts in Music, A.A.S. in Music (Emphasis: Music Performance, Artist Diploma, or Music Production), A.A.S. in Recording Technology, A.A.S. in Music Business, International Music Business Course, Professional Musicians Course, Recording Engineering Course and Class Descriptions. McNally Smith College of Music (formerly Musictech) is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, offering degrees and programs in Music Performance, Recording Technology, Music Business, and Composition.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does McNally Smith College of Music cost?
McNally Smith College of Music's private state tuition is approximately $25,210.
What is the acceptance rate of McNally Smith College of Music?
The acceptance rate of McNally Smith College of Music is 65%, which is lower than the state average of 92%.

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